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312 Caribbean Politics

Caribbean Politics (21:790:312:W5:11990)
Class Dates: 12/23/2019 - 1/17/2020
Instructor: Miller
Location: Blackboard
Format: Online
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Caribbean, a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-racial region is both politically diverse and politically fragmented because of its colonial and post-colonial histories. Not only does the Caribbean have states that are autonomous, independent, intentionally dependent and socialist, but the region is one of the most democratic in the world. 

Together, we examine the colonial history of the Caribbean, through a critical comparative politics lens, to help explain the political circumstances of select states. We review different forms of political government, assess the utility of Caribbean regional organizations and analyze the impact of Chinese, Taiwanese and the Russian presence in the region. We also evaluate the continued relationships with Europe and the U.S. Lastly, we will evaluate the current and future political challenges to Caribbean states.

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